Simplicius Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

"Simplicius Simplicissimus" is a satirical novel set during the Thirty Years War in Germany. It follows the life of the protagonist, a naive and simple peasant boy, who is forced to become a soldier. As he journeys through the war-torn land, he encounters various adventures and misadventures, and through these experiences, he gradually loses his innocence and gains a deeper understanding of the world and human nature. The book offers a poignant critique of war and society, highlighting the absurdity and brutality of the human condition.

The 1131st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 336

Since this book was first published in 1668, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 336.0.

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